Re: [TexasCzechs] obit: Theresa Mokry
- Joe and Judy,I lived in Corpus Christi, twice while I was in the Coast Guard; 1975-1983 and 1987 to 1990. That Navy Field you were talking about was an Auxiliary Navy Flight training field called WALDRON FIELD. And a main road out to it was Waldron Rd. It was all by itself, and was not physically connected to NAS Corpus Christi. However NAS Corpus Christi, VT -27 was responsible for it and used it regularly. The garbage dump etc back up to that property.The main road on the south side and much of the west side of Corpus is SPID, which means South Padre Island Dr. It continues now all the way to the beach, most of it multi-lane. There also a tall overpass etc. that has been built to accommodate NAS CC traffic and makes for a much better flow. Now I have not been back to the area since 1992.My first time to Corpus Christi was in 1960, when I lived in San Antonio, and we just went down there to hang out at the beach.You know, when I was stationed in Corpus, I really didn't think about all the Czechs that lived there......... because I was not attune to my ancestry at all.........and there are so many Czechs that live there, and have great histories and ancestry. Of course years later a bell went off in my Head......... that I should get to know from whence I came, and try with all my effort to preserve my ancestry....... Thank God I have.Very interesting to read your comments about the areas you are from.Cullis Holub
From: Joe Levek <joelevek@...>
Sent: Wed, Apr 28, 2010 4:31 pm
Subject: Re: [TexasCzechs] obit: Theresa Mokry
Small world! I'm just tickled at the response that I got about a small posting on an obit.
Yes, that dump is located in the worst possible spot. I believe it is closed now, or is it still open? I haven't lived in that area for over forty years now, so I do not have knowledge on that. I do know that I passed it several times when I would visit Corpus Christi. I grew up in Corpus Christi, but the Vietnam war took me to South East Asia and then as my last base, I wound up in Dayton, Ohio, at Wright-Patterson Air Force base. I have lived here (Greenville, Ohio) since 1970 when I got out.
Do you remember the house that was located on the opposite corner, the one closest to the fence of the base, right hand side, as you drive back towards SPID. This house had a trainer aircraft crash into the roof, sometime in the fifties, I would say. I do not recall the name of the family that lived there, but it was my sister's friend from school. I'm emailing her to see if she remembers the name of the family. I would place the location of your house on the opposite side, further out of town, since I think the Oso was further out.
To test your memory, I have to ask you some questions.
- What was the name of SPID before the city changed it?
- What was the name of the twin drive in movie theather on the corner of SPID and Ayers St.
- What was the name of the riding stables that was located down from the "Tops" bar.